Blue Flax-Lily

Family: Phormiaceae
Genus: Dianella
Species: revoluta
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Perennial herb to 1 m high, tufted and solitary, or mat-forming; roots fibrous.

Leaves to 85 cm long; sheath conduplicate, ± completely occluded; blade 4–12 mm wide.

Inflorescence exceeding foliage; cymules expanded, 2–9-flowered. Perianth mid to dark blue or violet; outer tepals 5.5–10 mm long, 5–7-veined; inner tepals 5.2–9.5 mm long, 5-veined. Stamens with filament swellings 0.6–2.3 mm long, yellow; anthers pale brown to almost black.

Berry 4–10 mm long.

Flowering start in August and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Dianella~revoluta

http://ianfrasertalkingnaturally.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html

Created: 01 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

Specifics

Spring Gully

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